Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund


Are you looking for fast-track training to get a high-wage, in-demand career?
FSCJ’s Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund provides tuition assistance to those qualified students seeking short-term, in-demand career and technical education credentials and certificate programs.

Click below to see a full of list of certification programs. Ready to learn more?
Email or Marcus Smothers or call the GEER Fund staff at (904) 632-5009 to get started today.

Program & Number Program duration (# of weeks, months) When is the program offered? Program/Class Start Program/Class End
Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technical Certificate 1-2 terms (5 months) Day and Evening

Automotive Service Technician Technical Certificate 1-2 terms (8 months) Day and Evening

Computer-Aided Design/ AutoCAD Foundations 1-2 terms (6 months) Day and Evening

Engineering Technology Support Specialist Technical Certificate 1-2 terms (8 months) Day and Evening

Business Specialist Technical Certificate 4 months Day, Evening, and Online options

Logistics and Transportation Specialist 4-8 months Evening and Online options

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 1 term Day and Evening

Paramedic 4 terms Day

Certified Phlebotomy Technician 11 week Evenings 5/24-8/8 or
Public Safety Telecommunicator 9 weeks Online

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Career Certificate 7-8 weeks varies, hybrid for lab sessions during week most likely on Tuesdays

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Continuing Workforce Education program) 9 weeks Online -Day and evening 6/14-7/4 ,7/19-8/8
Private Investigator Intern 7 weeks Hybrid - Evenings

Part I - 5/6-5/27
or 7/10-7/31

Part II - 6/3-6/17 or 8/7-8/14

Supply Chain Professional Fundamentals Academy (SCPro) 6-8 weeks for each certificate Online

Certificates run throughout the year. 

All ending approximately 6-8 weeks later
Real Estate Sales Agent TBD TBD TBD TBD
Firefighter Career Certificate 18 weeks Day, Monday-Friday

Insurance Claims Adjuster Career Certificate 8 weeks Online

Insurance Customer Service Representative Career Certificate 6 weeks Online

Commercial Vehicle Driving Career Certificate 8 weeks Day and Evening, Monday-Friday

Commercial Class B Driving Career Certificate 4 weeks Evening, Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.

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Only current students qualify


This grant is focused on assisting underemployed, unemployed, dislocated and incumbent workers and Veterans. Grant-funded tuition assistance helps individuals gain new skills for entry-level employment opportunities in the manufacturing and trades career fields. 


To learn more email FSCJ GEERS Scholarship. To apply, download the application and schedule an appointment to meet with a case manager.

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Marcus Smothers
(904) 632-5009